Central—Reservation was a temporary project space in Bristol, UK dedicated to the support, production and presentation of contemporary visual arts.

Between March and July 2010, Central—Reservation presented a programme of exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with a backdrop of production in the  four studio residencies. Central—Reservation offered artists and curators the opportunity to present ambitious projects, making use of the current surplus of empty commercial property. Alongside the core programme, Central—Reservation invited artist led and independent groups from across the UK to propose exhibitions and events to put on in the space.

The former motorcycle showroom is located on Stokes Croft, a main access route into central Bristol. It offered 10,000 sq ft of exhibition and event space over two floors, plus partitioned workspaces for resident artists to test and document work.

Central—Reservation was established by Lucy Drane, Hannah James and Jane Porter, an independent group, each working within key arts organisations in the city. The project developed through their mutual membership of the Spike Island Associates Programme and a shared interest in realising a dynamic new project space in Bristol.

If you are interested in setting up a similar project, send us a message and we will do our best to help.

Central—Reservation was funded by:

Central—Reservation acknowledges the generous support of:


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